Malwarebytes detected PUP.Optional.EazelBar.A the other day on my computer. What is this threat? It keeps failing to remove the detection successfully. Is this some kind of dangerous virus? Will it damage my PC if I wait? How can I get rid of this PUP alert on my computer? I’m not a tech, please advise.
PUP.Optional.EazelBar.A – Remove Malwarebytes Detection
PUP.Optional.EazelBar.A is a detection that can be detected by Malwarebytes on computers lately. Records have shown that this infection cannot be deleted by the anti-malware program and it’s causing many troubles on the computer, especially browser problems. This PUP infection, short for potentially unwanted program, is believed to be specifically related to a browser hijacker called En.eazel.com redirect which was found to attack browsers a couple months ago. This new detection could be used to distribute this browser hijacker again to attack Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox and steal users’ online personal data for illegitimate purposes. The PUP detection, therefore, can be categorized as an adware that contains unwanted programs and other unfriendly objectives. It can also be treated as a Trojan due to its ability to spread potential malware problems.
This PUP.Optional.EazelBar.A normally gets installed without users’ permission in a bundle with freeware. To be specific, unknown free programs from unidentified resources online are often used to distribute such adware problem. Hence, keeping a good habit when surfing online is always suggested. Because the PUP contains unwanted programs including adware, toolbars and other malware, remove it in time is necessary to keep PC safe from further problems and potential threats. Otherwise, you can be seeing these following consequences:
System defaults can be automatically adjusted to provide convenience for other threats.
Numerous security pop ups can be seen on the computer constantly.
Unknown downloads can be automatically started without consent.
System becomes rather sluggish.
BSOD can be expected.
Computer automatically shuts down every once in a while.
How to get rid of PUP.Optional.EazelBar.A completely without reappearing?
Anti-malware programs may become unresponsive when trying to remove the detection. Have encountered difficulties on getting rid of this PUP infection via anti-malware removal? In this case, a complete removal of this Trojan virus is suggested to be done via manual process which guarantees a successful and complete removal of both the Trojan and other potential adware or malware on the computer. The manual process including locating, identifying and deleting program files and registry entries requires certain computer skills to follow. Otherwise, any mistake could cause more problems including a complete system crash.
A Screenshot of En.eazel.com Pop-up Hijacker
Guide to Remove Trojan Manually
Step-by-step manual removal guide:
*Special hints: Below are some general steps on how to get rid of PUP.Optional.EazelBar.A pop up manually. But the virus files and locations can change from time to time in order to hide itself deep inside the system. If you are having troubles identifying the files to delete, look closely and pay attention to those similar system files with different paths. This Trojan horse is capable of renaming its files quite similarly with system files. Confusing letters or digits like “1” and “I”, “0” and “o” may be used.
1. Windows Task Manager.
Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC; or pull up Run box from Start menu to type in taskmgr
Click on Processes tab
End process of items related to the Trojan virus
Click on Applications tab
Right click on the items you want to End
Go To Process
2. Delete virus files and registries from system.
Click on Start button
Search for “folder options” on top right corner
Click on View tab
Show hidden files, folders, and drives
Similar video guide to modify Windows registry:
Can’t get rid of PUP.Optional.EazelBar.A infection on computer? What type of virus is this pop up PUP detection? It is a potentially unwanted program that contains lots of malware, adware and other computer threats which will be installed on your computer without consent in a bundle with the freeware you download. Although the infection can be detected by Malwarebytes, it can’t seem to be removed by the anti-malware program. The PUP infection is a mater in hiding itself in a system just like Trojan horses. To get rid of the threat completely, manual removal is believed to be efficient compared to other solutions. A general removal guide is contained above to help one understand the basic process of manual removal. Names of the files you are looking for are put as “random” as they can be changed from time to time. Hence, expertise is needed to complete the manual removal of this PUP detection.
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Published by Michael Myn & last updated on February 5, 2014 3:00 am